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Tag Archives: The Simulacrum
I’ve seen dozens of posts about whether and how to write during hard times. The answer to “whether” is always yes. Authors see it as an escape, a balm during times of trouble. I have friends who continued writing and … Continue reading
Which comes first, the theme or the story? Someone asked me that recently as I autographed her book. Did I find a verse or theme in the Bible and wrap a story around it? The answer from others would probably … Continue reading
I don’t know how many times I’ve written that I love Mondays–particularly “First Mondays.” First Monday after my birthday, first Monday of the month, first Monday of the year. They’re all “do-over” days. New beginnings. Erase the slate and start … Continue reading
This time of year belongs to MSB. Always has. In our 23 years of marriage (we just had an anniversary on November 30), the bulk of November and December have belonged to the man. I thought I had this week all planned … Continue reading
As always, the Monday after Mom finds me tired. We had a great time, in spite of the fact that our visit consisted of one doctor’s appointment after another. All good, thank you very much, but still, they made for … Continue reading
Val Gordon recreates bones in a laboratory at Hadley Scientific, an enterprise that, among other things, supplies the world’s need for fossilized skeletons. There’s nothing unusual about this; museum demand far exceeds supply in this field. Using precision instruments, Val does his part … Continue reading
Gunnar Schofield–locked in the past, disdainful of most modern conveniences, tough guy. Widower. Gunnar and Becky were a crime-solving team for years until her father, Daniel Henderson, fell ill with Parkinson’s Disease. Then, she went to take care of him, … Continue reading
As the interim Director of Development of the National Academy of Sciences, Mary Dillard is an up-and-comer in Washington, DC. She’s chic, cosmopolitan, intelligent–and occasionally unsure of herself. Her parents died when she was young, and her teen years were … Continue reading
Brad submitted The Simulacrum for review and just got it back yesterday: A fast-paced thriller with an intriguing scientific mystery. Mary Dillard is an ambitious Washington, D.C., woman on the cusp of attaining her dream job, Director of Development at the National Academy … Continue reading